Friday, February 19, 2010

Gordon Lightfoot Remains Alive, and Well

Yesterday, at least three online news sites, the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and the Calgary Herald, ran a story saying that Gordon Lightfoot had died. It was taken down when it was confirmed that he was still above the sod. Apparently the rumor started out of Ottawa. The story quoted Ronnie Hawkins confirming the death, another part of the fake story. Lightfoot himself was naturally surprised to hear it, but joked, “I haven't had so much airplay on my music now for weeks.” Good to hear that one of Canada's best musicians and songwriters is still around. He will be coming to St. John's on March 29 and 30, and Corner Brook on March 31.

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